November 21, 2011
I dare not to get goosbumps watching the brilliantly edited first five minutes of Mark Neale's latest insanely great Moto GP documentary, FASTEST.
Neale has made the seminal Faster in 2003, The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid in 2006 and Charge, about electric bike racing.
Fastest is a movie I can best summarize like this: if you are involved with or have any interest in any form of competition, you need to own a copy. You'll understand once you watch, trust me on this one, there are unexpectedly profound life lessons to be learned.
A chronicle of the 2009 and 2010 MotoGP seasons, focusing on the rivalry between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, it rivals Senna in power and craftsmanship. But MotoGP offers so much more drama than F1, certainly Rossi is a much more engaging character than anyone on the current four wheel lineup. You might come away from watching Fastest wondering why you spend time watching any F1.
There is a chilling moment in the movie when Marco Simoncelli describes his fall at the 2010 Malaysian GP, a year before his fatal crash at the same track. Stunning in retrospect, check it out after the jump.
Holidays coming up, get copies of "Fastest" for your friends and yourself HERE! . It's an Axis must have.